For their stupidity the two sisters, Sister Carol Gilbert and Sister Ardeth Platte got 30 and 41 months in federal prison respectively. Now, the two have been placed on Maryland’s terrorist list and placed on a national watch list.
[Washington Times] “This term ‘terrorist’ is a really serious accusation,” Sister Ardeth, a nun for 54 years, told The Washington Times on Thursday in the first interview that the women have given since being informed they were among 53 people added to a terrorist watch list in conjunction with an extensive Maryland surveillance effort of antiwar activists.
“There is no way that we ever want to be identified as terrorists. We are nonviolent. We are faith-based,” she said.
I assume that they anticipated being branded as foolish, irresponsible, and irrelevant, but terrorists? The nuns claim that the designation as terrorists is based their mis-identification in some protests. That may be true, clearly they have also been misidentified as nuns.
One follow up question. Were the security folks who allowed a bunch of over the hill radicals in ugly pantsuits to trespass on a military base and get access to a Minuteman III missile silo put on a list too?
If our Gov’t is keeping tabs on where a couple of irrelevant religious are, I sure hope they are keeping track of the inept as well. I am a little more worried about them.